Jan 16 2021
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC on ABC 1
3 rounds contest @ Welterweight
17-6-0
KO 1
KO 1
27-3-0

The tape

34
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDUD
Form
KOUDKOUDUD
17
Wins
27
8
By KO
15
47
KO%
56
4
By SUB
6
24
SUB%
22
6
Loses
3
0
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2007
Debut
2008
23
Bouts
30
54
Rounds
54
4 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 30 minutes

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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1610755200

Jingliang Li vs Santiago Ponzinibbio report

Who won Li vs Ponzinibbio?

Jingliang Li beat Santiago Ponzinibbio by during the main card of UFC on ABC 1, on Saturday 16th January 2021 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jingliang Li.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).

Li vs Ponzinibbio stats

Jingliang Li stepped into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Santiago Ponzinibbio made his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.

The stats suggested Ponzinibbio had a slight advantage in power over Li, with a 56% knock out percentage over Li's 47%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Li had a slight advantage over Ponzinibbio, with a 24% submission rate over Ponzinibbio's 22%.

Jingliang Li was the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Ponzinibbio had 1-inch reach advantage.

Li was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 9 months earlier than Ponzinibbio, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 61 to Ponzinibbio's 64.

Li vs Ponzinibbio form

Li had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Neil Magny at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Elizeu Zaleski at UFC on ESPN+ 15 on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Universiade Sports Centre, Shenzhen, China.

Going into that contest, he had beat David Zawada at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing.

Before that, he had won against Daichi Abe at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

He had been beaten by Jake Matthews at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.

Ponzinibbio had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Geoff Neal at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Miguel Baeza at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Jingliang Li at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had defeated Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 140 on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He had won against Mike Perry at UFC on FOX 26 on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jingliang Li had been fighting more than Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Going to this contest, Jingliang Li had last fought 2 years, 8 months and 16 days ago, while Santiago Ponzinibbio's last outing had been 11 months and 12 days ago.

Li's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Ponzinibbio's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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